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    National Historical Park Alaska

Project Jukebox

The Sitka National Historical Park Project Jukebox is comprised of oral history interviews, photographs, and a virtual tour of the Russian Bishop's House. The collection is designed to provide an overview of Sitka National Historical Park - its history, its facilities, and its importance to members of the Sitka community.

  • People interviewed for this project have a variety of ties to the Park. You can listen as ...
  • Tlingit elders remember hunting, fishing, and collecting plants from within its boundaries;
  • Native and non-Native Sitkans remember playing in the Park as children;
  • Former Park employees discuss their experiences working at the Park and key events in the Park's development; and
  • Artists and administrators tell the Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center's story.

The Sitka National Historical Park Project Jukebox is available online at www.uaf.edu/library/jukebox. Copies of the Project Jukebox are also available for review at Sitka area libraries and the Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Did You Know?

Totem hall at Sitka National Historical Park

Alaska’s Governor John Brady asked leaders from several southeast Alaska villages to donate totem poles for public exhibitions outside of Alaska, and eventually, for display at Sitka’s popular public park. More than a dozen Tlingit and Haida poles were placed along the park’s trail in 1906. More...